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Friday, January 21, 2005
At around 1:45 in the Arular mix of MIA's "MIA" (or what used to be "POP") she sings the melody from "Here Comes Santa Claus." I'm serious. She just does it twice, but it's still enough to make my brain explode into little clouds labled "WTF?" It is this in particular that makes her distinctive: not just the referentiality or variations, but the sheer density of them, and the fact that they're so tightly-packed that there's no way you can catch them all at first.